Isuzu Philippines is giving would-be buyers of Asian utility vehicles and pickup trucks a reason to cheer this Christmas as the Japanese carmaker brings out the special X-MAX (pronounced as CrossMax) edition for the Crosswind Sportivo and the D-Max.
"Many of those who have experienced owning either the D-Max or the Crosswind still come back to us when it’s time to purchase another vehicle," Isuzu Philippines president Ryoji Yamazaki said in a statement. "They usually cite durability, reliability, performance and fuel efficiency as the principal reasons why they put Isuzu vehicles at the top of their list. We expect this trend to continue with the new X-MAX editions of the D-MAX and the Crosswind."
The D-Max X-Max edition is still equipped with the 3.0-liter CRDi turbodiesel engine that produces 144hp and 294 Newton meters of torque. It also comes with the Flex Ride MOVE suspension system for a comfortable ride. What makes the X-Max edition special is a bunch of features such as:
- color-keyed stepboards;
- taillamp guards;
- cargo bedliners; and
- a navigation-ready 2-DIN audio video head unit.
The Crosswind Sportivo X-Max is powered by a 2.5-liter 4JA1-L direct-injection turbodiesel engine and its ride is also supported by the Flex Ride MOVE suspension system. Special features in the Crosswind Sportivo X-Max are:
- white-light effect headlamps;
- a roof rack;
- two-tone spare tire cover;
- an X-Max sticker logo; and
- a dealer-option seven-inch LCD touch-screen monitor.
The models that come with the special X-Max trimmings are two of Isuzu's bestselling vehicles. The carmaker has sold 14,246 units of the D-Max since its Philippine launch in October 2003, while 55,374 units of the Crosswind have been sold since its local debut in June 2001.
Do you think the additional features for the X-Max edition would help Isuzu sustain the strong sales of the D-Max and the Crosswind?